Posted: Fri 2nd Sep 2016

Police say ‘suspicious man’ incident in Connah’s Quay was a ‘false alarm’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 2nd, 2016

Police have confirmed today a search carried out in the Wepre area of Connah’s Quay for what they described at the time as a ‘suspicious man’ was a ‘false alarm’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A large number of police officers were seen in the area around Llwyni Drive and the wooded area around lunchtime on Thursday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers with dogs joined the hunt for the man, the Hawarden based police helicopter was also seen in the area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Reports circulating on social media claimed there had been a potential child abduction in the Wepre area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Worried parents posted warnings to friends on social media to keep children indoors as police searched for a possible abductor. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It’s now emerged that the police search was a result of a hoax, Deeside.com understands a local child has admitted to police the abduction attempt did not take place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police are expected to ‘follow up’ the issue with the child in due course. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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